All Posts Tagged With: "Russian Orthodox Church"

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Surrounded by Mormons

In this column for, religious historian Boris Falikov talks about how this sudden burst of ire against Mormons in Russia has far more to do with the Russian Orthodox Church’s own political problems than any actual threat.

Nov 8, 2012 | Continued
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Three-Fourths of Russians Want the Church Out of Politics

New polling results show that fewer and fewer Russian citizens trust the Russian Orthodox Church, and a vast majority feel that the church should stay out of politics.

Aug 14, 2012 | Continued
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Moscow Rejects Ad Quoting Constitutional Freedom of Religion

The Moscow authorities have turned down an atheist organization that wanted to erect billboards quoting the Russian constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religion, possibly because it was “provocational.”

Oct 19, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Priest Beaten by Unknown Assailants

Father Vitaly Zubkov was beaten by three men on his way to an evening service on Saturday. He believes the incident was connected to the recent murder of his close friend, Father Daniil Sysoev.

Dec 7, 2009 | Continued
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Explosive Device Rips Through Russian Church Service

Two church officials were injured Sunday when an explosive device went off during services at a Moscow cathedral.

Dec 1, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Museum Director Charged Over Art Exhibit

Yury Samodurov, the director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum, has been indicted after investigators found that a 2007 art exhibit was aimed at “fueling hatred and enmity and humiliating people’s dignity based on their attitude toward religion.” Several other museum employees have also been summoned for questioning.

May 8, 2008 | Continued
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Mandatory Military Service for Young Russian Clergy

A new ordinance requires Russia’s religious leaders to serve in the military.

Feb 19, 2008 | Continued
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The Kremlin Gets Religion

The ominous rise of nationalism and xenophobia promoted by the Kremlin is gaining a religious aspect, a strictly Russian Orthodox one. The latest step comes when, in districts around the country, the next school year will include religious instruction even for elementary school students. This article at a Canadian site is one of the few […]

Jul 27, 2007 | Continued